Cape Town

Cape Town – Bo-Kaap And Table Mountain

The last time we visited Cape Town, prior to our trip this year, Zee was a year old. To understand just how far back that was, look at these photos from the two trips.

Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town

Seeing as she was so little, and didn’t remember much about Cape Town, we tried to fit in some touristy stuff while we were there this time. Of course, this included enthusiastically pointing out Table Mountain every time it came into view – when we were driving; from the hotel room window; from the cute Hamleys train at V&A Waterfront. 😁

We also took her to visit the adorable African penguins at Boulders Beach. In case you missed it, you can read all about our visit, and see the cuties in tuxedos here.

Bo-Kaap

We knew she would like the bright colours of the Bo-Kaap area, so we went there one morning. Bo-Kaap is famous for its colourful houses, making it a very popular spot for camera-wielding tourists. The area also boasts some of the best views of the city’s world famous mountain. We drove to the top of one of the roads, to give our little explorer yet another awesome view of Table Mountain.

Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap Table Mountain

Bo-Kaap Lion's Head

Bo-Kaap

Table Mountain

The next day was a perfect, clear day, so we made our way up Table Mountain. In a cable car, not on foot. Obvs. Zee did spot people hiking though, as we glided effortlessly to the top, and declared that it would be “so cool to hike up, hey mommy!?” Um, no mommy would not win at that. 😂

A nice surprise when we got to the front of the ticket queue was hearing that it was “Kidz Season”, which meant that Zee got to go up for free. She also received vouchers for two sweet treats – one at the Shop At The Top, and one at the Café. When she got her sweetie at the Shop At The Top, she also bought herself a cute little necklace to remember her visit.

Some parts at the top are really cold and windy, and I’d absolutely recommend the delicious lamb curry at the Café to warm up after you’re done exploring! It was so good, we devoured it before we could even remember to take a photo!

Cape Town Table Mountain

Views from the cable car

Cape Town

Cape Town

Views from the top

Cape Town Table Mountain

Cape Town

Cape Town

Fun at the top

Cape Town

Cape Town - Zee

Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town

I’ll end the post with this next pic of Zee and I, and my new friend who slightly resembles a Star Wars droid. 😊

Cape Town

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37 thoughts on “Cape Town – Bo-Kaap And Table Mountain

    • admin says:

      Fortunately for me, my husband is just as crazy about the place as I am. ? We had a lovely time.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. x

  1. Perrnashka says:

    Enjoyed reading this post. I am always gathering information about Cape town as I am yet to experience it for the first time. I now have some cool information to add to my folder and my boyfriend will be especially happy to hear about the curry at the café on top of the mountain.

    Tanks for a good read.

    • admin says:

      You’re going to love it when you do go! Each of our visits have been amazing (and never long enough). I have a few more CT posts in my drafts, and I’ll share them soon (hopefully a few more good notes for your folder ?).

      Thanks so much for stopping by. ?

  2. Tammymum says:

    Oh wow it looks beautiful. I’d love to visit although it’s not quite as close for me! Your photos are absolutely stunning too. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

  3. Jacqui says:

    Wow, time flies. She has gotten so big! These are gorgeous photo’s, I’m sure you guys had the best tie! Those colours of the Bo-Kaap are stunning! #lekkerlinky

  4. Noleen Miller says:

    Glad you enjoyed spending time in Cape Town. As a Capetonian I am in awe on the beauty of this city especially when people from other provinces take pictures and it reminds me of all these little gems on my doorstep. You took some lovely photos. Hiking up Lions Head is one recommendation I would make the next time you head back to our beautiful city.#lekkerlinky

    • admin says:

      Thank you for that tip. I’m hoping to be in better shape the next time we visit, then we can give that a try. 🙂

  5. Michelle Leslie says:

    Ahhh beautiful Cape Town. It’s such a magical place. I’ve forgotten how breathtakingly beautiful the views are from Table Mountain. We’re so fortunate to live in a country with so many awesome places. Thanks for sharing your trip and for hosting the #lekkerLinky party

    • admin says:

      I think with all the bad that goes on around us, we all tend to forget how beautiful this country is.
      It’s a pleasure. And thank you for linking up. I hope you’ll continue to join us in the coming weeks. 🙂

  6. Kirsten says:

    I’m a Cape Townian and Bo-Kaap is one of my favourite places to visit in Cape Town. Walking around there is so stimulating for the senses! #LekkerLinky

  7. Sade Lee says:

    This looks like it was an amazing holiday. I went to Cape Town when I was a teenager and loved it (from Durban). I hope to take my boy on a trip to CT soon. Such a gorgeous family #lekkerlinky

  8. Liberty Henwick says:

    Those views from the top are just so breathtaking! Lamb curry is definitely a winner with me too. ? It’s been a good few years since I’ve been to the bo-kaap area, it’s time I took my kids to see it. Thanks for the great post. #lekkerlinky

    • admin says:

      They’re beautiful views! And lamb curry is my absolute fave! 🙂
      I hope you take them soon, I’m sure they will be fascinated by the area.

  9. Cherralle says:

    Stunning. I’m from Cape Town but we hardly get to touristy things when we there. However on our next visit I want to do more of these type of outings like table mountain, thank you for sharing #lekkerlinky

    • admin says:

      Thank you. My best friend is also from Cape Town, and it was only after moving away, getting married, and then going there on holiday once that she actually did any of this touristy stuff. 🙂

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